"[Furst] glides gracefully into an urbane pre--World War II Europe and describes that milieu with superb precision."
-JANET MASLIN, The New York Times "Densely atmospheric and genuinely romantic, the novel is most reminiscent of the Hollywood films of the forties, when moral choices were rendered not in black-and-white but in smoky shades of gray."
-The New Yorker "Furst's achievement is a moral one, producing a powerful testament to fiction's ability to re-create the experience of others, and why it is so deeply important to do so."
-NEIL GORDON, The New York Times Book Review "Richly atmospheric and satisfying."
-DEIRDRE DONAHUE, USA Today